created by Aaqil Ahmed

with Muslim Aid

for the London Marathon 2019 campaign

Personal Challenge - Run/Marathon

£4,437.00 (89%)

raised of £5,000.00 target


83 donors

Donation summary

83 people have donated online

3 people have donated offline

Online donations: £4,297.00

Offline donations: £140.00

Total raised: £4,437.00

Gift Aid: £617.20

Total raised with Gift Aid: £5,054.20

Our Story

So this year I'm turning 50 and after a lifetime of playing football I have dodgy knees.... so of course I accepted Muslim Aid's challenge to run the London marathon!
There are three possible reasons for sponsoring me:
1- Having been the Head of Religion for both Channel 4 and the BBC there's the chance you may like some of the work I have done over the years and think I'll help him raise his minimum commitment.
2- If you know me personally then you may enjoy the thought of me hobbling along in pain.
3- Supporting Muslim Aid is important and my running is an irrelevance.
Here is some blurb on Muslim Aid, an organisation I am proud to be a Trustee of.

Muslim Aid has been serving humanity indiscriminately for over 30 years- last year we helped change over 6.9 million lives around the world.
Donate to our Need is Greatest Appeal and your support will go towards helping us respond immediately to emergency situations across the globe, as and when they happen.
Your donation can go towards:
Helping widows and children living in extreme poverty.

Providing water and sanitation to those experiencing drought and famine.

Delivering emergency medical aid to those injured in conflict and war.

Providing shelter to the displaced, alone and vulnerable, having fled for their lives.

We work in over 70 countries, serving people who are desperate for your help.
By giving to our Need is Greatest Appeal, you can help us to ensure no-one is forgotten.

Who Will It Help?

I hope through this fundraising page we can all make a huge difference to this cause.

Help me raise my target.

Recent online donations

Syima Aslam

2 months ago

Thanks Syima, really appreciated.

£108.20 + £27.05 Gift Aid

Rickin Majithia

2 months ago

Well done Aaqil

Cheers Rickin!

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Monawar Hussain

2 months ago

May Allah ta ala grant your mother Jannah al-Firdaus. Wishing you success in all that you do.

Thank you!

£27.20 + £6.80 Gift Aid

Recent offline donations

Darren Bender

5 months ago

Darren donated to the main Muslim Aid giving site


Kashaf Choudhry

5 months ago

Donated to main Muslim Aid fundraiser page attached to my link.


Samara Nasir

6 months ago

Samara donated direct to Muslim Aid rather that to my marathon page accident.